My father is a rich merchant, owning much land and many ships, and has great dealings
in precious stones, but he never ceased mourning that he had no child to inherit his wealth.
In all my dealings
with the Moors, I have always discovered in them an ill- natured cowardice, which makes them insupportably insolent if you show them the least respect, and easily reduced to reasonable terms when you treat them with a high hand.
But though to me and my comrades it had seemed a better plan to send to Majorca for the vessel, as the Moorish lady suggested, we did not dare to oppose him, fearing that if we did not do as he said he would denounce us, and place us in danger of losing all our lives if he were to disclose our dealings
with Zoraida, for whose life we would have all given our own.
The reason for the whole attitude displayed toward me was now apparent; I had won my spurs, so to speak, and in the crude justice, which always marks Martian dealings
, and which, among other things, has caused me to call her the planet of paradoxes, I was accorded the honors due a conqueror; the trappings and the position of the man I killed.
K- to ask no questions in his dealings
with the trade.
The Draculas were, says Arminius, a great and noble race, though now and again were scions who were held by their coevals to have had dealings
with the Evil One.
It was evident that these Papuans had already had dealings
with the Europeans and knew their ships.
He told us that the army was disbanded, and that he should return by Chateauroux, Clermont-Ferrand, Le Puy, and Nimes; and, if I had any money, he prayed me to leave it for him at Nimes, with an inn-keeper with whom I had dealings
Higginbotham's catastrophe, hinting, what the pedlar had discovered in his own dealings
with him, that he was a crusty old fellow, as close as a vice.
From what I have observed of the dealings
of man with man, and nation with nation, I never should have suspected that they knew this all-important secret.
In a recent work, we have had to speak of this tribe of Indians from the experience of other traders who had casually been among them, and who represented them as selfish, inhospitable, exorbitant in their dealings
, and much addicted to thieving; Captain Bonneville, on the contrary, who resided much among them, and had repeated opportunities of ascertaining their real character, invariably speaks of them as kind and hospitable, scrupulously honest, and remarkable, above all other Indians that he had met with, for a strong feeling of religion.
And I found it better for my soul to be humble before the mysteries o' God's dealings
, and not be making a clatter about what I could never understand.
I like quick dealings
, and what’s fair ‘twixt man and man.
Miss Crawford, a little suspicious and resentful of a certain tone of voice, and a certain half-look attending the last expression of his hope, made a hasty finish of her dealings
with William Price; and securing his knave at an exorbitant rate, exclaimed, "There, I will stake my last like a woman of spirit.
Certainly if the affair had only concerned a free distribution of sword-thrusts, the musketeer would have counted upon his companion; but in delicate dealings
with a king, when the perhaps of an unlucky chance should arise in justification of Monk or of Charles of England, D'Artagnan knew Athos well enough to be sure he would give the best possible coloring to the loyalty of the survivor, and would content himself with shedding floods of tears on the tomb of the dead, supposing the dead to be his friend, and afterwards composing his epitaph in the most pompous superlatives.